League coaches pick Boston University to finish atop Hockey East in ’16-17

David Quinn (BU - Head Coach) - The Boston University Terriers defeated the visiting University of Wisconsin Badgers 7-3 on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)
David Quinn has Boston University as the preseason favorite in Hockey East (photo: Melissa Wade).

In a vote of all 12 league coaches, Boston University will be the team to beat in Hockey East this season.

The Terriers garnered 10 first-place votes, while Northeastern and Massachusetts-Lowell each bagged a nod to finish first.

Results of the coaches poll were released Tuesday.

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Boston University (10)130
2 (tie). Northeastern (1)108
2 (tie). Notre Dame108
4. Massachusetts-Lowell (1)105
5. Providence98
6. Boston College91
7. Connecticut63
8. Vermont57
9. Merrimack53
10. New Hampshire49
11. Massachusetts32
12. Maine30